Specifies the JDBC connect string
used to connect to the metastore
By default, a private metastore is instantiated in $HOME/.sqoop. If you have configured a hosted metastore with
the sqoop-metastore tool,
you can connect to it by specifying the --meta-connect argument. This is a JDBC connect string just
like the ones used to connect to databases for import.
In conf/sqoop-site.xml, you can
configure sqoop.metastore.client.autoconnect.url with
this address, so you do not have to supply --meta-connect to use a remote metastore. This parameter
can also be modified to move the private metastore to a location on your
filesystem other than your home directory.
If you configure sqoop.metastore.client.enable.autoconnect with
the value false, then
you must explicitly supply --meta-connect.